Half Moon

Movies, Drama
3 out of 5 stars
Half Moon
Inspired by Mozart’s Requiem and commissioned as part of a series of films commemorating the composer’s 250th birthday, this elegy for an old Kurdish musician determined to perform one last time in his homeland is equal parts road-trip slapstick and human-rights screed, with a dollop of haunting mysticism. Bahman Ghobadi’s previous work has been similarly eclectic with mixed results, although his eye for imagery is undeniably arresting. The visual poetry works; the comic relief and political harangue, not so much.

By: Stephen Garrett


Release details

Rated: NR
Release date: Friday December 14 2007
Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Screenwriter: Bahman Ghobadi
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani
Ismail Ghaffari
Allah-Morad Rashtian
Farzin Sabooni
Kambiz Arshi
Sadiq Behzadpoor
Ali Ashraf Rezai
Reza Haj Khosravi
Mohamad Nahid
Bahram Zarei
Hedye Tehrani
Hassan Poorshirazi